Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas Wishes from Vallum Lodge

Clare, Michael and family would like to wish you  all a very
Happy Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
Tel: 01434 344248

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Thursday 19th December 2014

First snow fall for the winter
@Steel Rigg, Hadrian's Wall

Book now for the 2014 season

Tel: 01434 344248

Monday, 9 December 2013

Darker Skies

Northumberland National Park has been awarded "Dark Sky Status" 
by the International Dark Skies Association.  It has became Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.

The main Dark Sky Discovery site is located at Cawfields and Vallum Lodge is located just a very drive away from the site. 

Contact us direct for more information
Tel: 01434 344248

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Winter 2013

Winter is the perfect time to start and plan you holidays for 2014
Vallum Lodge is located in the central section of Hadrian's Wall, in the Northumberland National Park
England's most tranquil place with dramatic hills and fantastic views.

Why not book early to avoid disappointment
Contact us direct:
tel: 01434 344248

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Self Catering Breaks

Self Catering Holiday in Hadrian's Wall Country

Gives you the freedom to spend your break at your own pace.

The Snug @ Vallum Lodge

3 nights stay - £215
4 nights stay - £285
7 nights stay - £500

Contact us direct for more information
Telephone: 01434 344248

Thursday, 14 November 2013

A guided walk and stay with a difference


A guided walk or stay with a difference!!

A fantastic way to spend quality time with the family and friends in the beauitful Northumberland National Park


Why not enjoy a walk along the most iconic sections of Hadrians's wall and then head off North to pick up the Pennine Way path, where you can stop off at a remote mountain bothy in the middle of the woods for lunch.  Or you can take an overnight stay here where you are back to basics - building your fire and preparing tea right in the middle of the woods.  You can watch the night skies over a camp fire and toast marshmallows - the kids will love it.  Following a good nights sleep you will then head off to walk along Greenlee Lough which takes you through a mosaic of habitats, which all look very different depending on the time of year.  The birdlife and insects these habitats support also changes with the seasons.  Taking time to stop off at the bird hide to watch the wildlife on the lough.  Then heading on to pick up the Hadrian's wall path heading towards the highest point along the wall to see the breathtaking views of the vast countryside.  Then back to base for a light lunch.

Contact us direct for prices and more information:
Tel:01434 344248

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Pennine Way Challange!!

What an amazing challange Pete took on in September 2013.  He ran the Pennine Way in just 8 days!!!

Pete arrived with us after 6 days of running and he looked as if he had just ran down to the local shop.

Congratulations Pete for an amazing achievement.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

2014 Holiday

Now is the time to book for 2014 Holidays

Vallum Lodge is situated within Northumberland National Park, with in a easy walking distance from Steel Rigg, one of the most iconic views along Hadrian's Wall.

Vallum Lodge is a family run guest house offering 4 star en suite accommodation. 

We offer 7 en suite rooms with a mixture of twin and double rooms, with the added benefit of some of the rooms having a bath tub to rest your tired legs after a long day walking.

We are an ideal choice for the larger groups.

Contact us direct for more information.
Telephone: 01434 344248

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Free Guided Walk

Free Guided walk with the National Parks Rangers

Hadrian;s Wall and Crag Lough

Meet at Once Brewed Visitors Centre

Sunday 25th August 2013 @ 10.30am

Grade: Strenuous

7 miles - approx 4.5hours

Thursday, 15 August 2013

You meet some amazing people whilst walking Hadrian's Wall.  Dennis and Jane Blanchard are amazing people who have plenty of stories to tell.

Dennis Blanchard's promise to his brother haunted him for over forty years. Finally, when there were no more excuses, he set out on the Appalachian Trail to fulfill that promise. The book, THREE HUNDRED ZEROES, is the story of that promise
Check out their web pages for more information:


I hope you both enjoy the rest of your journey

Friday, 2 August 2013

Free Guided Walk

Why not join in a free guided walk

Sunday 4th August 2013

A Walk along Hadiran's Wall with the National Parks Voluntary Rangers

Distance: 8 miles - approx 5 hours

Grade: Strenuous

Meet: 10.30am @ Once Brewed Visitors Centre

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Perfect for Cycling

Kielder is a perfect place to cycle for any level of rider.  
The Lakeside Way is a perfect safe cycle for all the family.  With 27 miles of off road tracks around the Kielder Water shoreline.

Vallum Lodge Guest House is approx 45mins drive from Kielder.

Take a break with us and we can arrange your bike hire, maps and directions.
Contact us direct:
Tel: 01434 344248

Monday, 15 July 2013

Unexpected Arrivals

Sunday 14th July 2013

Biscuit is now the proud mother of 

11 Baby Chicks

Totally unexpected arrival -  found in our neighbour's garden

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Summer 2013


We still have limited availability in for August 2013

Vallum Lodge is a family run guest house which is situation a short walk way from Steel Rigg, the most spectacular views of  Hadrian's Wall.

Contact us direct to check availability.
Tel: 01434 344248

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

5 Stars

After a recent visit Vallum Lodge have been awarded a

5* Food Hygiene Rating

Flowers, Birds at Greenlee Nature Reserve

Free Guided Walk with the National Parks voluntary rangers

Flowers, Birds at Greenlee Nature Reserve

Saturday June 22nd 2013

Meet at 10.30am - Once Brewed Visitors Centre

Grade: Moderate

3 miles - 4.5hours

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Rocks, Loughs & Romans

Free Guided Walk with the National Parks Rangers

Sunday 16th June 2013

Once Brewed Visitors Centre

Grade: Strenuous
8.5 miles

Friday, 31 May 2013

Walk or Tour Hadrians Wall

Crag Lough & Hadrian's Wall

Walk or tour the best bits of Hadrian's Wall in the company of your own friendly guide

Why not let us arrange a tour of the best bits of the wall with a knowledgeable guide who will explain all history all around you.

You can decide where you would like to go from any or all of the Roman Forts between Birdoswald and Corbridge and we can arrange the tour around you.

Contact us direct for more information and prices
Tel: 01434 344248

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Free Guided Walk

From Romans to Roadstone

Why not join in the next free guided Walk with the National Park voluntary rangers

Wednesday 29th May 2013

Meet at 10.30am at Cawfields - National Park car park

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Astronomy Stay

Vallum Lodge is hosting a stay with a difference

An introduction to dark skies, astronomy night

The evening course will be an easy-going and informal introduction to the fascinating subject of
Astronomy - with no complicated mathematics and language.  This session is
perfect for absolute beginners and nervous learners - adults and children!

We will start our voyage in our cosmic 'back garden', our Solar System, and then travel
further out into our local neighbourhood.

*There will be the opportunity to view the magnificent night sky using the unaided eye
and astronomical equipment with guidance.
*weather permitting

Friday 16th August 2013
more dates to follow

1 night Bed and Breakfast in a en suite room
including a light evening meal
£160 for 2 people per night
additional night bed and breakfast £80

*single room supplement applies
Limited Spaces Available

Contact us direct for more information
Tel no: 01434 344248

Friday, 3 May 2013

Free Guided Walk

Greenlee Lough

Birds of Marsh & Moor at Greenlee Lough

Why not join in a free guided Walk with the National Parks volountary rangers

Saturday 11th May 2013 

Meet 9am at Once Brewed Nation Park Centre

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The Romans are back!!

Have you seen these soldiers?

Last seen walking towards Chollerford on the Hadrian's wall trail.  All in aid of 
Combat Stress and Medecins Sans Frontiers.
Please help support Ben, Anthony and Russell reach their target 

Good luck!!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Short Break

Looking to get away from it all?

Why not take a short break and come and stay in Northumberland National Parks in the Heart of Hadrian's Wall country.  

We are situated just 1/2 mile from Steel Rigg and within easy reach of the local major Roman sites such as Vindolanda, Housesteads and the Roman Army Museum.

3 nights stay in our new accommodation "The Snug" - self catering
3 nights for 2 - £215 

Contact us direct for more information
Tel: 01434 344248

Monday, 22 April 2013


Are you interested in knowing more about astronomy?

We are holding a number of astronomy breaks which will give you great insight into the world of planets and stars.

Vallum Lodge is situated in the National Park, where this is a perfect location for star gazing.  There is very little light pollution which makes this a very good site for a dark sky observations.

These special events will be ideal for both adults and children.

Please contact us direct for more information
Tel: 01434 344248

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Another new arrival

Meet Biscuit and her 13 beautiful chicks

Watch their progress as they grow older.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Family of Ducks

Vallum Lodge is pleased to announce their new arrival 

5 Aylesbury ducks

Duck eggs will be available on our breakfast menu 

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Spring Time

Spring time is a great time to take a holiday!

Why not come and stay with us in our new self catering accommodation - The Snug

Contact us direct for more information

tel 01434 344248

Monday, 8 April 2013

Walking for Charity

Fidelius Insurance Brokers supporting North Devon Chemotherapy Unit Appeal starting out on their 63.5 mile trek of Hadrian Wall.

Hoping to reach a target of £12,000 as part of an overall target of £2.2m.  Thrilled to hear this week in the press that work will commence in Sept this year as £1.4m has been achieved.   Russell Langham & Sarah Page were delighted with the weather - no rain!! Although very cold each day.
The views were amazing!

Sarah particularly enjoyed Vallum B&B overnight stay as managed to catch up with her sleep!

Sarah and Russell would like to say a special thanks to the other walkers we met on the route as a result of being blessed by Easter BunnyChocolates they were keen to donate!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Free Guided Walks

Why not join the next free guided walk with the National Parks voluntary rangers

Wednesday 10th April 2013

Walk along Hadrian's Wall

Meet at 10.30am Once Brewed National Park Centre

8 miles - approx 5 hours

Grade: Strenuous

Walks around Hadrian's Wall are themed around the fantastic landscapes and geology of the Whin Sill on which the wall is built.  Hear about the Border Reivers, recycling Roman masonry and of course the Roans themselves.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter 2013

Easter bunny stayed with us last night.  

You may find him walking towards Gilsland.

Support him along his way :

Monday, 25 March 2013

Don't Fancy Walking

Hadrian's Wall bus 2009

The AD122 Bus will operate daily 

Friday 29th March 2013 - To - Sunday 27th October 2013

The most relaxing and environmentally friendly way to travel along Hadrian's Wall.  
The bus runs from Newcastle and Carlisle, stopping at visitor attractions, towns and villages.
A Great way to explore Hadrian's Wall country.

Contact us direct for more information
01434 344248

A must see when you are visiting the area!!

Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum

Vindolanda is within a very easy walking distance from Vallum Lodge, the Roman Army Museum is approximately 4 miles either by car or bus - AD122.
Both sites are situated amongst some of the best preserved sections of Hadrian's Wall.

We would recommend you allow a day to see both of the attractions, and if you are really swift you might manage a short walk as well.

Experience the unique exhibits and live archaeology to watch across the summer moths.

Open daily 10am to 6pm - 1st April to 30th September 2013

Contact us direct for more information
01434 344248

Friday, 22 March 2013

Easter Holidays

No plans for Easter yet?

Why not come and stay in our new self catering accommodation "The Snug"
check out our web site for more details
or Telephone: 01434 344248

Quote Easter and receive a surprise Easter gift